News: LMC's Nassim Parvin Among Recipients of STS Infrastructure Award

Nassim JafariNaimi

Posted August 18, 2020

Nassim Parvin, associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC), is one of 15 scholars awarded the STS Infrastructure Award from the Society for Social Studies of Science for their work on the journal Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience.

The award is issued annually to "recognize exemplary initiative to build and maintain infrastructure supporting science and technology studies," according to the society.

"Now five years into publication, the journal has become an invaluable part of the infrastructure of the field," the organization said. "The decision of the committee was based on the outstanding work done by the Catalyst editorial collective in support of theoretically inventive and methodologically creative feminist scholarship that spans the social sciences, humanities, and arts"

Parvin is one of the three lead editors for the journal, which "serves as a distinctive forum for both emerging and well-established scholars to publish interdisciplinary work."

"This year marks the 5th anniversary of the publication of Catalyst’s first issue, and we are proud of the journal’s contributions to feminist technoscience scholarship and are delighted to receive this recognition," the journal's editorial board said in a joint statement posted to the society's website. "We are committed to continuing to be a catalyzing component of this vital field!"

Parvin is director of the Design and Social Justice Studio, an interdisciplinary project focused on the intersection of design and "democratic forms of social interaction." Her research focuses on "the ethical and political dimensions of design and technology, especially as related to questions of democracy and justice."

Contact For More Information

Michael Pearson